Restoring hydrological connectivity of surface and ground waters: Biogeochemical processes and environmental benefits for river landscape

  • White, Ian (PI)
  • Bush, Richard Thomas (CoI)
  • Sullivan, James P (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    This project examines the restoration of lateral hydrological connectivity to improve floodplain structure and function. The connections between stream flows and both shallow groundwaters and floodplains are critical in sustaining river landscapes. Degrading land and water management practices compounded by natural climatic extremes have severed this link. Restoring hydrological connectivity is vital for replenishing groundwater storage and increasing base flows that affect fundamental riverine processes. Using an innovative approach to sustainable agriculture, our project unites multidisciplinary scientific and industry expertise to investigate the biogeochemical and biophysical effects of secondary floodplain channels and in-stream structures on riverine groundwater processes.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/07/0431/12/06

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$72,444.00

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